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Israel is notable for its water conservation technologies and agriculture in arid regions.

It is also notable for its kibbutzes, a form of intentional community.

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Bustan, (Wikipedia): a joint Israeli-Palestinian non-profit organization of eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers who promote environmental and social justice in Israel/Palestine. It uses tactics such as non-violent direct action and lobbying to improve the quality of life for marginalized populations that live in the region, most notably the Bedouin of unrecognized villages in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Bustan is an active part of the Together Forum, and works in partnership with the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages (RCUV).
  • Project Wadi Attir, A Model Sustainable Desert Community

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Community energy[edit]

Wikipedia: Solar power in Israel: Solar technology in Israel has advanced to the point where it is almost cost-competitive with fossil fuels. The high annual incidence of sunshine in the Negev Desert has spurred an internationally renowned solar research and development industry. At the end of 2008, a feed-in tariff scheme was approved which has led to many residential and commercial solar energy power station projects. Israel's goal is to produce ten percent of the country's energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Cycling activism[edit]

Israel Bicycle Association - Tel-O-Fun Tel Aviv bike sharing program

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Israel, Critical Mass bicycle rides in Tel Aviv

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Hitchhiking in Israel W

News and comment[edit]

2017

Let there be light: The inspiring story of solar power in Israel's Arava Desert, Jan 10 [1]

2016

The first Israeli Transition Gathering, Jun 10 [2]

Tel Aviv's journey to becoming the hippest cycling city, January 27 [3]

2009

Bedouin village of Darajat gaining acclaim for its focus on clean energy, [4] June 24. “Most residents have solar water heaters and electric systems, the school is powered by wind and sun, and students learn hands-on about alternative energy by reading the power meters in their classrooms. The village also boasts a solar mosque.”

Israel: World leader in water technology solutions, [5] March 24. Israel is the world leader in water technology solutions with 75 per cent of sewage water recycled for agricultural use. Israeli water technologies are exported to more than 100 countries worldwide.

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Israel

External links[edit]

  • Friends of the Earth Middle East, (Wikipedia): As a tri-lateral organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli environmentalists, its primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect a shared environmental heritage. In so doing, it seeks to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in the region. FoEME has offices in Amman, Bethlehem, and Tel-Aviv.


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. treehugger.com
  2. Transition Network
  3. The Guardian
  4. Global Voices Online, Green Prophet
  5. Global Voices Online


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